Probiotic - EM (Effective Microorganisms) - wide spectrum probiotic


R 192.00




PRODUCT  Effective Microorganisms (1 litre) - contains no additives, ready to drink 

DESCRIPTION  Broad spectrum probiotic - 1 litre.   All natural wide spectrum probiobic, packed with good health

Dosage and Directions:
Adults: 3 Tablespoons per day (1 Tablespoon = 15ml)
Children: 3 Teaspoons per day (1 Teaspoon = 5ml)  
   

EM Health Booster is a 100% natural blend of beneficial bacteria that will ensure that your body is able to utilise the nutrition from the food that you eat, prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria, and create its own natural vitamins. No matter how good your diet is, or what other products you take, your body cannot function 100% optimally without the correct balance of beneficial bacteria.

The reason for EM’s efficacy is not the number of microbes present in the product but, rather the number of microbial species. EM closely mirrors the natural range of microbes that are found in our soils and naturally grown foods, and yet which, as a result of chemical farming, pesticides etc., we no longer receive naturally through our diets any more. The basic groups of microorganisms in Health Booster are lactic acid bacteria (commonly found in yogurt, cheeses), yeast (bread, beer), and phototrophic bacteria

BENEFITS  This is a wonderful health booster - When the gut is healthy everything else slots into place beautifully

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FURTHER INFORMATION   The human body contains tens of trillions of bacteria. There are, in fact, ten times more bacteria in the human body than there are human cells.

Prior to the industrial revolution humans would get all the natural bacteria they need from the vegetables and meats that they ate. Today, chemical farming and the use of pesticides have depleted the bacteria from the soils to a huge extent, limiting the bacteria we get through our foods. Without these bacteria, the body cannot function optimally, disease resistance is lowered and one cannot correctly use the nutrition from food. To make matters worse, use of antibiotics can virtually eradicate the good bacteria in your gut.

EM (Efficient Microbes) products are based on a unique combination of effective beneficial bacteria that enable your body to function to its full potential. The groups of microorganisms in EM are lactic acid bacteria (commonly found in yogurt, cheeses), beneficial yeasts (found bread, beer), and phototrophic (light-converting) bacteria.

Beneficial bacteria in the body are responsible for the following:

• Up to 80% of the body’s immune function.
• Preventing the build-up of disease-causing bacteria
• Digestion and healthy bowel movements, and reducing constipation
• Improving the uptake of nutrition and minerals from food
• Creation of the body’s own natural vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 B12, A, D and K, and essential fatty acids
• Producing natural antibiotics and anti-fungals
• Reducing and preventing Candida

Health Booster

 

 Ingredients: 100% Natural Fruit juices, Kelp, Molasses, Sodium Chloride, Purified and Structured Water. EM Food Grade Beneficial Cultures.

Species: Bifidobacterium animalis, B. bifidum, B. longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. buchneri, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. delbrueckii, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, Lactococcus diacetylactis, L. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus., Bacillus subtilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  

HEALTHY GUT
HEALTHY BRAIN

 

"When you think of your nervous system, you probably picture your brain and spinal cord. But that’s just the central nervous system. You must also consider your intestinal or enteric nervous system, the one that’s intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract.

The neurons in the gut are so innumerable that many scientists are now calling the totality of them “the second brain”.You may be surprised to find out that an estimated 80 to 90 percent of the amount of serotonin in your body is manufactured by the nerve cells in your gut. In fact, your gut’s brain makes more serotonin – the master happiness molecule – than the brain in your head does. Many neurologists and psychiatrists are now realizing that this may be one reason why antidepressants are often less effective in treating depression than dietary changes are.

In connecting the dots from the gut to the brain, it helps to consider the body’s general response to stress, both physical (e.g. running from an armed intruder in your house) and mental (e.g. avoiding an argument with your boss). Unfortunately, the body isn’t clever enough to distinguish between the two, which is why your heart can pound just as hard before you prepare to run away from a burglar as when you’re walking into your boss’s office. Both scenarios are perceived as stress on the body even though only one – escaping the intruder – is a real threat to survival. So in both instances your body will flood with natural steroids and adrenaline, and your immune system will release chemical messengers called inflammatory cytokines that send the system into high alert. This works well for episodic moments for duress, but what happens when the body is constantly under stress (or thinks it it)?

Rarely do we find ourselves constantly running from a burglar, but physical stress also includes encounters with potentially deadly toxins and pathogens. And these we may face daily through our dietary choices alone. Although the body may not necessarily go into fight-or-flight mode with a pounding heart when it meets a substance or ingredient it doesn’t like, it most definitely will experience an immune response. And chronic immune activation and resulting inflammation from such encounters can lead to chronic disease, from heart and brain diseases like parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, depression, and dementia to autoimmune disorders, ulcerative colitis, and cancer…. all manner of disease is rooted in inflammation run amok, and your immune system controls inflammation."

Based on David Perlmutter's research on the body reacting to deadly toxins and pathogens, it is vital to ensure the body's immune system is strong and balanced. EM Probiotics assist in the prevention of the build-up of harmful bacteria caused by stress.

The Content on this page was taken from the book, Brain Maker by David Perlmutter. 
Have you had your EM today?

 

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Probiotics and Autism: Amazing Research You Should See
06/22/2016
By
Alison Potter 

While there are genetic and environmental factors influencing the development of autism, scientific findings have shown promising results from introduction of probiotics into autism research. 

The nonprofit Autism Speaks funded a “Gut-Brain Research Initiative” seeking to identify possible links between bacteria in the gut and autism spectrum disorder in an attempt to show the efficacy of probiotics in treating ASD. 

Preliminary findings show that children with ASD did “have unusual species or imbalances of gut bacteria,” says Dr. Ruth Ann Luna, microbial geneticist and director of the study. 

This finding is significant in that beneficial gut bacteria, or probiotics, are necessary for healthy immune system function, and imbalances and harmful bacteria affect both the brain and body. 


Four specific organisms associated with autism were discovered in the stool samples of children with autism in the study and include Sarcina ventriculi, Barnesiella intestihominis, Clostridium bartlettii, and Clostridium bolteae. Those harmful bacteria were not present in the stools of the their "unaffected" siblings. 

Children need a healthy gut for proper immune development and function, to regulate inflammation, to support proper development, and to possibly treat autism or prevent its development, says Dr. Sonya Doherty, a naturopathic specialist in treating autism spectrum disorder. Doherty recommends pharmaceutical probiotics with very high levels of healthy bacteria for children with autism — 15 billion to 30 billion micro-organisms a day. 

According to their published research in the journal Cell, Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientists discovered possible evidence linking missing healthy gut bacteria to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

In the Baylor study, female mice were fed a high-fat diet in the equivalent of several fast food meals a day, which they hypothesized was a primary reason for the development of autism. 


The microbiome, or unique gut bacteria, of offspring born to obese females, contained significantly fewer Lactobacillus reuteri than offspring of females that were fed a regular diet. 

The mice born to mothers who were fed a high-fat diet were socially impaired. By adding L.reuteri — the missing probiotic which was strained from human breast milk — to the water of these mice, their social behavior improved. 

In addition, the probiotic increased the amount of oxytocin to beneficial levels in the affected mice which has been shown to play a prominent role in social behavior. Humans with autism normally have significantly lower levels of oxytocin. 

Researchers are hopeful that this successful outcome of probiotic use will translate to humans with autism and further solidify the gut-brain link in autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/probiotics-autism-research/2016/06/22/id/734988/

Comment:  It is a little ironic that Autism Speaks is looking at a gut-brain connection in children who have autism.  Could this be the same gut-brain connection that Andrew Wakefield suggested?  In any case we can hope probiotics can ease some of the suffering of these affected children.

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and another interesting article :

Dan Knights works on a growing new frontier in medicine: the microbiome. He's on a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota trying to better understand the microbes living in and on your body and the complex system in which they function.The latest research shows your gut microbiome has a profound connection to a number of diseases and issues facing humans today: Diabetes, Crohn's disease, obesity, asthma, allergies and other autoimmune diseases. While scientists have believed these bugs played a role in our overall health, it was only recently that they were able to get an in-depth look.
Antibiotics during infancy have long-term effects on your gut diversity and are associated with chronic conditions in adulthood
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are designed to wipe out bacteria in the body, including good strains. This is a drastic shift for a gut to handle and researchers believe it has long-term health consequences, particularly when it occurs early in life. While the gut can rebound, the recovery period or incomplete recovery can be a problem, Knights said.
"Previous studies showed links between antibiotic use and unbalanced gut bacteria, and others showed links between unbalanced gut bacteria and adult disease, Knights said. "Over the past year we synthesized hundreds of studies and found evidence of strong correlations between antibiotic use, changes in gut bacteria, and disease in adulthood."
Your microbiome diversity is different from others and changes based on where you live, what you eat, how you live
"We know there's been dramatic loss of diversity in the modern human microbiome as compared to indigenous populations," Knights said. "We know there's a big shift comparing non-westernized to westernized populations."
Researchers can't say exactly what makes a microbiome healthy for you.
For example, if you get the bugs to cure your c-diff infection, could those bugs cause you to become obese? Could another person's microbiome used to treat your Crohn's Disease give you an infection?
How sterile should our lives be? That's still up for debate
Antibiotics have obviously been a major development for humans to battle serious infections, but there's a trade-off, Knights said. Researchers are still trying to find the balance between sterile environments and ways for humans to come in contact with good bacteria.
Knights said he has taken some actions in his life to reflect what he knows about gut health: He is cautious about antibiotic use in his children and doesn't worry as much about them sharing food or playing in the dirt.

http://www.mprnews.org/…/2…/06/09/bcst-microbes-gut-bacteria

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PREBIOTICS & PROBIOTICS FOR YOUR GUT HEALTH

Last year I started experiencing the odd bout of anxiety. This was a particularly foreign feeling to me so I had a sense that something in my body wasn’t quite right. Around the same time I observed both digestive issues (bloating, general discomfort) and brain fog/memory loss and was subsequently tested for a candida overgrowth. Testing positive I was put on a diet to improve my gut health and each of the above symptoms disappeared, including the anxiety.

It’s fascinating isn’t it, how our bodies have a way of telling us exactly what we need to know. Is it time then to consider your own gut health?

By Amy Crawford, Source

Your gut health is critical

The health of your gut is extremely important to your overall well being. It’s a place where a helluva lot is going on, and rightly so – it has a profound impact on far more than how much dessert you can fit in after dinner. So much so in fact that the gut is often referred to as the ‘second brain.

This is because it’s responsible for some very critical functions in your digestive and immune systems. The presence of what’s called ‘good bacteria’ actually enhance your health, greatly improving things like your hormone regulation, nutrient absorption, digestion, immune system strength and your body’s ability to eliminate toxins.

As we now know, the gut also influences your mental health. The gut contains an Enteric Nervous System that communicates with yourCentral Nervous System, which triggers mood changes. It means depression, anxiety, memory loss and other cognitive functions can all be caused by your gut.

All disease begins in the gut.
– Hippocrates.

Don’t you find that refreshing? The notion that by simply changing what you put on the end of your fork (or spoon) each day you can better your mental health?

The good news is that it’s actually quite easy to maintain a healthy gut and keep all of these bodily functions in tip top shape.

The answer? Increase your levels of good bacteria. How do you do that? With probiotics.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms found in bacteria, yeast and fungi that keep your digestive system happy and running at it’s best. It’s the good bacteria I’ve been talking about that your gut needs to keep everything running smoothly.

If you’ve ever seen an advertisement for yoghurt where they talk about how much good bacteria it contains, they’re talking about probiotics. This ‘living’ bacteria is generally found in cultured or fermented foods. Apart from yoghurt, this includes things like buttermilk, aged cheeses, sourdough bread, miso, tempeh and the drink kombucha.

Next time you look at a tub of yoghurt, look out for guys like lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis – they’re your friendly neighbourhood probiotics.

Using probiotics help you to:

  • Boost your body’s immune system by protecting it against harmful bacteria
  • Assist you to digest and process your food without bloating or gas (my personal favourite)
  • Restore your body’s natural balance after a stint on antibiotics, which tend to kill a lot of good bacteria in your system
  • Help your body absorb all the nutrients and good stuff it needs from what you eat

To improve your gut health, consume probiotic foods like the above 1-2 times a day, and/or take a daily supplement (I take a Bioceuticals supplement every day). You should start to see an improvement in a week or two.

Prebiotics and probiotics

What about prebiotics?

Prebiotics on the other hand, are non-digestible food fibres found in specific foods that give good bacteria (like those probiotics) a helping hand to be more effective.

If you imagine probiotics are plants, then prebiotics are the soil. They provide a stimulating environment that helps the good bacteria grow and have a bigger impact on your digestive tract. For probiotics to do their thing, they need a healthy level of prebiotics around to feed them.

Prebiotic foods are a little easier to include in a healthy diet than probiotic foods (in my opinion), so to improve your gut health I’d recommend trying to incorporate them into your eating naturally, before looking at supplements. Here’s a list of foods that are rich in prebiotic goodness:

  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Skin of apples
  • Onions, leeks and celery
  • Legumes
  • Chicory root
  • Rye, barley and whole oats

Combining probiotic and prebiotic rich foods in your diet can allay many mental and physical health related issues and support your health and wellbeing long term. Perhaps this is the prompt you need to make your gut health a priority.

 Prebiotics

Also from our store: The Friendly Bacteria Replenisher supplement is comprised of 3 probiotic species (that’s the good kind of bacteria) – Lactobacillus Helveticus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, and Bifidobacterium Longum. These shelf-stable bacteria cultures do not require refrigeration and are capable of surviving the harsh environs of your stomach, reaching the lower intestines where they can flourish and do the most good.

 Source: http://secretenergy.com/news/prebiotics-probiotics-for-your-gut-health/

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Boost your health to a greater level with a great natural Probiotic

Last year I started experiencing the odd bout of anxiety. This was a particularly foreign feeling to me so I had a sense that something in my body wasn’t quite right. Around the same time I observed both digestive issues (bloating, general discomfort) and brain fog/memory loss and was subsequently tested for a candida overgrowth. Testing positive I was put on a diet to improve my gut health and each of the above symptoms disappeared, including the anxiety.

It’s fascinating isn’t it, how our bodies have a way of telling us exactly what we need to know. Is it time then to consider your own gut health?

By Amy Crawford, Source

http://secretenergy.com/news/prebiotics-probiotics-for-your-gut-health/

 

Your gut health is critical

The health of your gut is extremely important to your overall well being. It’s a place where a helluva lot is going on, and rightly so – it has a profound impact on far more than how much dessert you can fit in after dinner. So much so in fact that the gut is often referred to as the ‘second brain.

This is because it’s responsible for some very critical functions in your digestive and immune systems. The presence of what’s called ‘good bacteria’ actually enhance your health, greatly improving things like your hormone regulation, nutrient absorption, digestion, immune system strength and your body’s ability to eliminate toxins.

As we now know, the gut also influences your mental health. The gut contains an Enteric Nervous System that communicates with your Central Nervous System, which triggers mood changes. It means depression, anxiety, memory loss and other cognitive functions can all be caused by your gut.

All disease begins in the gut.
– Hippocrates.

Don’t you find that refreshing? The notion that by simply changing what you put on the end of your fork (or spoon) each day you can better your mental health?

The good news is that it’s actually quite easy to maintain a healthy gut and keep all of these bodily functions in tip top shape.

The answer? Increase your levels of good bacteria. How do you do that? With probiotics.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms found in bacteria, yeast and fungi that keep your digestive system happy and running at it’s best. It’s the good bacteria I’ve been talking about that your gut needs to keep everything running smoothly.

If you’ve ever seen an advertisement for yoghurt where they talk about how much good bacteria it contains, they’re talking about probiotics. This ‘living’ bacteria is generally found in cultured or fermented foods. Apart from yoghurt, this includes things like buttermilk, aged cheeses, sourdough bread, miso, tempeh and the drink kombucha.

Next time you look at a tub of yoghurt, look out for guys like lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis – they’re your friendly neighbourhood probiotics.

Using probiotics help you to:

  • Boost your body’s immune system by protecting it against harmful bacteria
  • Assist you to digest and process your food without bloating or gas (my personal favourite)
  • Restore your body’s natural balance after a stint on antibiotics, which tend to kill a lot of good bacteria in your system
  • Help your body absorb all the nutrients and good stuff it needs from what you eat

To improve your gut health, consume probiotic foods like the above 1-2 times a day, and/or take a daily supplement (I take a Bioceuticals supplement every day). You should start to see an improvement in a week or two.

What about prebiotics?

Prebiotics on the other hand, are non-digestible food fibres found in specific foods that give good bacteria (like those probiotics) a helping hand to be more effective.

If you imagine probiotics are plants, then prebiotics are the soil. They provide a stimulating environment that helps the good bacteria grow and have a bigger impact on your digestive tract. For probiotics to do their thing, they need a healthy level of prebiotics around to feed them.

Prebiotic foods are a little easier to include in a healthy diet than probiotic foods (in my opinion), so to improve your gut health I’d recommend trying to incorporate them into your eating naturally, before looking at supplements. Here’s a list of foods that are rich in prebiotic goodness:

  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Skin of apples
  • Onions, leeks and celery
  • Legumes
  • Chicory root
  • Rye, barley and whole oats

Image result for apples       Image result for onions leeks celery     Image result for rye barley oats

Combining probiotic and prebiotic rich foods in your diet can allay many mental and physical health related issues and support your health and wellbeing long term. Perhaps this is the prompt you need to make your gut health a priority.

 


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